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Greer new assistant DA
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Conley Greer is the new supervising assistant district attorney for Dawson County, effective March 1.

The announcement came from District Attorney Lee Darragh on Feb. 25.

Greer is a 2007 graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, starting as an assistant D.A. for the Northeastern Judicial Circuit that same year.

He is a veteran of the United States Navy, and served in the first Persian Gulf War.

He has been assigned to both our Dawson office and our Hall office during his tenure, said Darragh. The citizens of Dawson County will be well-served with Mr. Greer in his capacity of supervising ADA.

I am excited about returning to the Dawson County District Attorneys Office to serve a community my family enjoy very much, Greer said. I look forward to working with the exceptional staff of the District Attorneys office, as well as the dedicated professionals within the sheriffs office. I cannot wait to get started.

Greer replaces former assistant district attorney John Wilbanks, who was dismissed from his position in December 2012. Later that same week, Wilbanks was found dead at his vacation home in Fernandina Beach, Fla. The medical examiners office had confirmed that Wilbanks died from a self-inflicted wound.

Wilbanks had been in a November 2012 incident with William Lee Evans, of Jasper. Evans was charged with disorderly conduct, allegedly hitting or attempting to hit Wilbanks at the Dawsonville Dairy Queen. As of Feb. 15, 2013, the charge has been dismissed due to insufficient evidence to proceed with prosecution, according to court documents.

No information was available for Evans son, Cody Evans, who was also arrested in the incident for driving with an expired license.